Article 15 – Reduced Load



15.1     ELIGIBILITY:  Any full-time regular employee is eligible for, and may request, a reduction in workload.  This may be a temporary or permanent arrangement.

15.2     INITIATION OF REQUEST:  The reduced workload request is initiated by the  employee and must be forwarded through channels for action by the Board.

15.3     WORKLOAD:  The minimum workload shall be one-half (1/2) of the annual full-time workload as defined in Article 7 in this Agreement.  Employees who serve under this plan shall be given the same consideration as regular employees in regard to class assignments, scheduling and class sizes.  Employees who select one-half (1/2) of a full-time workload may fulfill their assignment in one (1) semester.  Employees shall meet contrac­tual obligations other than teaching in proportion to the load worked.

15.3.1         Salary.  Salary shall be in direct proportion to workload and may, with agreement of District, be pro-rated over twelve (12) months.

15.3.2         Fringe Benefits.  The employee on reduced workload shall retain all rights and benefits of a full-time employee, including all fringe benefits.

15.3.3         STRS.  The employee and the District shall make contributions to the STRS in proportion to the load worked, and the employee shall receive proportionate service credit.

15.3.4         Modification.  Requests for modification of the reduced workload must be approved by the Board.

15.3.5         Sabbatical Leave Qualifications.  To qualify for a sabbatical leave, the last two (2) years of the requisite six (6) years of full-time service must directly precede the year of the employee’s proposed sabbatical leave.

15.3.6         Notification Dates.  An employee requesting participa­tion in this reduced load option must apply for consideration by January 15 for the following academic year or by September 15 for the follow­ing spring semester.

15.3.7          Contract.  Mutual consent to the conditions noted above must be reached for the following academic year by May 1, or by December 1 for the following spring semester.

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